I have recently switched from windows to linux. Initially, I installed xubuntu on my eeePC901 and now I want to install Ubuntu 9.04 on my desktop.
When I use a live CD I have to select safe graphics mode, otherwise the desktop freezes and often doesn't display properly. usually a black screen with some coloured speckles.
Once in to the desktop (Gnome) in safe graphics mode I can select
then activate the Nvidea accellerated graphics driver (Version 180 is recommended)
When I install Ubuntu to the hard drive and try running it, the screen goes black (with a movable arrow cursor) after the login is achieved. There does not appear to be any way to select safe graphics mode. I can switch to a terminal window (alt-ctl-F1) and have run
sudo apt-get update
& sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
without any visual effect.
I suspected the graphics card driver is not installed so I tried installing using a terminal and instructions based on http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1125400
I installed nvidia's driver 180.60 from http://uk.download.nvidia.com/XFree8...80.60-pkg1.run
It reported as installed correctly (after all the kernel compiling, etc)
I tried it, resulting in just a blank screen after the login as before.
I had to remove temp1 and freetype from modules in xorg.conf to make
grep -n "^(EE)" /var/log/Xorg*log report no errors,
grep -i "nvidia\|NVRM" /var/log/syslog gave no indication anything was wrong
Trying to uninstall using
sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-all
also resulted in a blank screen after login
The only way I have found so far to get onto the desktop is through the LIVE CD by selecting Safe Graphics Mode..
How do I do this for the installed version ?
Does anyone have any ideas how to fix this please.
The graphics card is a GE7800GT,
Mother board Gigabyte GA-K8NF-9
Processor Athlon 64
Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope (9.04)